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It will be a battle of the ball pass when 10 North Queensland Toyota Cowboys go head-to-head with casino patrons in a ball-throwing charity challenge at Jupiters on Wednesday 29 January.

What was formerly an annual charity poker tournament has been reinvented and is set to draw plenty of hype as Jupiters' customers compete against some of rugby league’s best.

Jupiters' chief operating officer Will Keiler said he was looking forward to hosting the new tournament.

“Jupiters has been a part of the Cowboys team for 13 years now and we thought it was time to mix it up a little with the new Casino Charity Pass Off,” he said.

“It will be interesting to see our patrons give the Cowboys a run for their money when it comes to doing
something that the players do for a living.”

The Casino Charity Pass Off will see 10 players and 10 casino patrons toss as many balls as possible in 30 seconds through a target.

“The winner, either a Cowboys player or a casino patron, will be the person who manages to successfully get as many balls through the hole in that time frame as possible,” Will said.

“We understand that the Cowboys may have a slight advantage, so in order to make the competition fair, the players will have a target that is further away than our members.”

The Casino Charity Pass Off winner will be given the opportunity to donate $500 cash on behalf of Jupiters to a charity of their choice.

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